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Name:  Sialkot

Province:  Punjab

District:  City District of Sialkot

Location:  32.30.19 N, 74.32.03 E

Altitude:  256 metres AMSL

Area:  3,016 kmē

Calling code:  052

Population:  3,000,000 approx (2006 est)

City Nazim (Mayor):  Muhammad Akmal Cheema

Time zone PST:  (UTC+5)

City Website:  www.sialkot.gov.pk

 

 

Sialkot is situated in the northern part of the Punjab province in Pakistan.  It lies close to Snow covered peaks of Jammu and Kashmir near the river Chenab. Sialkot is located about 110 km north of Lahore and about 330 kms South East of Capital Islamabad.  A cornered city of Pakistan, yet Sialkot is one of the most important city and a hub business and industrial activities for a population of 3million people. Most of the population belongs to adjacent small towns and villages. Sialkot is also known as City of Iqbal (being birth place of poet Allama Muhammed Iqbal, who also gave muslims of subcontinent a vision for a separate country).  Sialkot is well-known for its industry such as sporting goods, leather garments & accessories, knitwear, surgical & beauty care instruments, musical instruments and several other manufactures with an export upto $1bn.  It has its own Dry port and a near completion Sialkot International airport with the longest runway of Pakistan.  An approximate 25% of the population of the district is urban.